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Side Event on Empowerment for Inclusive Climate Action and Decision-making

15 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

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This event convened on 15 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, on the sidelines of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Government of Grenada, the event had the objective of advancing women’s leadership and decision-making as a crucial step towards successful responses to the challenges of climate change. The event consisted of two panels, where panelists explored themes such as women’s empowerment, inclusive and gender-sensitive policies, and innovative practices to advance gender-responsive climate mitigation and adaptation.

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Julie Dekens, Senior Researcher, Resilience, IISD, noted improvements on gender equality policies.

Moderator Anne Hammill, Director, Resilience, IISD, and NAP Global Network, highlighted women’s leadership and participation in decision making,


L-R: Anne Hammill, Director, Resilience, IISD, and NAP Global Network; Kerricia Hobson, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and the Environment, Grenada; Julie Dekens, Senior Researcher, Resilience, IISD; Peter Wooders, Director, Energy, IISD, and IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative; and Angie Dazé, Associate, Resilience, IISD, and NAP Global Network


Peter Wooders, Director, Energy, IISD, and IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, argued for the need to act on fossil fuel subsidy reforms.

Kerricia Hobson, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Grenada, said that “we need better data to show gender-empowerment progress.”

Angie Dazé, Associate, Resilience, IISD, and NAP Global Network, focused on gender considerations in national adaptation plans.


A participant engages the panel during the event.

 

 


L-R: Blane Harvey, McGill University; Kerricia Hobson, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Grenada; Sheila Oparaocha, ENERGIA International; Daniel Morchain, Oxfam ; Winnie Lichuma, National Gender and Equality Commission, Kenya


Blane Harvey, McGill University, moderates the second panel.

Daniel Morchain, Oxfam, said working with gender can break social barriers and called for greater compassion in our societies.

Winnie Lichuma, National Gender and Equality Commission, Kenya, said there is a role for everyone, and that men and women must work together on gender empowerment.